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1''"When You Need an Act of Heroism, We Are at Your Service."''²²''Heroica! The RPG'' is an online roleplay established on the [[ Eurobricks forums]]. [[AdaptationExpansion Loosely based]] on the LEGO subtheme of the same name, the game has blossomed since its creation in 2011. It is unique, due to the fact that the world is completely crafted by the players - over a dozen {{Game Master}}s have contributed, shaping the world of Olegaia to what it is today. It is still going strong today, thanks to the thriving playerbase.²²The story revolves mainly around Eubric, a cutthroat city with no true government. Instead, six houses rule the city, stuck in constant feuds. All the while the Wolfgang, a [[TheSyndicate criminal syndicate]] headed by [[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent werewolves]], constantly tries to wreak havoc on the six houses and remove their influence on Eubric. In the middle of all of the city's chaos, an organization known as Heroica dispatches heroes to all who need them. Established 250 years ago after the Orcish wars, Heroica Hall is now host to over 70 heroes (all created and played by forum goers who joined the game) - all of different species: humans, [[OurOrcsAreDifferent orcs]], [[AllTrollsAreDifferent trolls]], [[OurElvesAreDifferent elves]], and even [[TheUndead undead]].²²The first "universe" of ''Heroica! The RPG'' had eventually come to an end around 2018. As of 2019, ''Heroica RPG 2.0'' is being [[ actively planned]], but has not started yet. In the meantime, you can freely read all the threads that constitute the first universe [[ here]].²----²!!''Heroica: The RPG'' contains examples of:²* AerithAndBob: Hero names range from things like "Arthur J. Regulus VII", "Lord Lawrence Boomingham", "Aberforth Swindle", "Nerwen Calmcacil", "Galen Woodward" "Monk Pretzel" and "Tomas".²* AmazonChaser: DoggedNiceGuy Tarn Valco was this to ActionGirl Tensi Hightribe early on.²* AnachronismStew: Even ignoring the player characters copiously quoting memes and [[ThatRemindsMeOfASong song lyrics]], it's pretty safe to say that [[ClockworkCreature clockwork robots]] did not exist in the time of [[MedievalEuropeanFantasy knights and castles]].²* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: The ultimate end of [[spoiler:Lady Wren, along with Felton, one of {{the Lancer}}s of the Wren story arc.]]²* AtomicFBomb: Yamsar's reaction to [[spoiler: his Hero bodyguards being taken out by [[ItMakesSenseInContext demonic dinner entrees]].]]²* AwesomeButImpractical: The Cursed-effect takes away 3 max health per Round. It's ''terrifyingly deadly'' to [[PlayerCharacter Heroes]]...but since few enemies have healing abilities, it's ''far'' easier to kill them with regular attacks.²* [[AWizardDidIt A Zeigfried Did It]]: Literally. The resident wizarding dynasty, the Zeigfrieds, tends to get blamed for a lot of strange things...including by the game's creator.²* BodyHorror: Retraga the Dragon has a giant green parasite latched to her, the transparent organism filled with squirming tentacles.²* BoringButPractical: ²** Venom. It only takes away one health point per round, but it has been used to devastating effect. [[BadassNormal Guts]] has been known to poison enemies, then spend the rest of the battle waiting around for them to die.²** [[CherryTapping Counterstrikes]] are a popular option for Knights and other characters with high [[DamageReduction Shield Power]] to take out enemies with dangerous special attacks.²* BuiltWithLEGO: As expected for a Eurobricks forum creation.²* CharacterFilibuster: Arthur is well known for this trope. [[TalkingIsAFreeAction Including in combat]]. [[ "By the GODS! Shut your flappy faces and fight!"]]²* ClusterFBomb: Yamsar the chef. Doubly effective since the forum's swear filter is in effect for almost all of the players.²* CompellingVoice: One of [[spoiler: Baba The Witch's]] powers.²* CrisisCrossover: The Dastan Trilogy can easily be considered this, progressing the Wren and Lion Knight story arcs while several more are worked with, not to mention the vast amount of character arcs involved. ²* DarkerAndEdgier: ²** The Wren arc wasn't exactly all smiles to begin with, but the [[AnyoneCanDie final quest]] definitely takes it to a new level. ²** Cruel Angel's Thesis was a Mafia-esque game that involved the heroes being infiltrated by a dark angel's cult and having to murder each other to root them out. This was the first time, aside from [[BlowYouAway Arasmyth's]] [[BackFromTheDead "death"]] in Quest 35, that heroes have been killed on screen, complete with red snakes and trans-red studs to represent blood and guts.²* DeadpanSnarker: Many. The Proggs are an entire ''race'' of them. %%Any specific quotes?²* ElementalPowers: Mages and their adanced classes can harness any of the eight elements. [[ElementalRockPaperScissors Different Elements]] have different advantages in combat, but all need [[MagicAIsMagicA gems]] to work.²* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The land of Charis is this to France.²* FiveManBand: The highest-ranking members of the [[GadgeteerGenius Ji Pei]] could be considered one of these, as can the [[LaResistance Wren Hunters]].²* FunetikAksent: How pretty much everyone from Charis speaks, particularly [[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench Umbra Shadeaux]].²* AGodAmI: The ultimate goal of [[spoiler: Lady Wren,]] one of the first introduced villains.²* KnightInSourArmor: Captain Patricia Cousland, captain of the Eubric Town Watch. Her lack of faith in Heroes is [[UnscrupulousHero not entirely unjustified, though...]]²* KudzuPlot: Naturally, given that most [=QMs=] start at least one or two story arcs of their own. [[UpToEleven The game creator has at ''least'' ten.]]²* LEGOGenetics: Quite literally, for a number of creatures in the Heroica world. The Proggs, for example, look like a mixture between scorpions, mollusks, and crustaceans.²* LiveActionEscortMission: Many of the prominent [[NonPlayerCharacter NPCs]] pull this at some point or another during the Dastan Trilogy. It goes about as well as you'd expect.²* MysteriousStranger: A fair number of Heroes start off this way, [[{{Druid}} Sylph Solanum]] being one of the more prominent examples.²* OmnicidalManiac: The Regret wants each and every remotely human lifeform dead, and is willing to do anything to do it.²* OnlyMostlyDead: Phoenix Essences allow for this or NonLethalKO, DependingOnTheWriter.²* {{Prequel}}: Cruel Angel's Thesis: Downfall of Heores is a Flashback rather than an [[OriginsEpisode Origins Episode]], revealing some of the goings on in Heroica just before the Test Quest. ²* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: If you come from the Empire of Dastan (and aren't a villain), you are either one of these or a SuicidalPacifist.²* ReluctantWarrior: Mallelio. Although he wants to be a BadassPacifist (like his protégé [[PrincessClassic Princess]] [[WaifProphet Ella]]), his loyalty to the Empire of Dastan and to the Heroes drags him into combat far more often than he'd like. [[SquishyWizard Not that he's particularly]] [[EscortMission good at it.]]²* RuleOfCool: The RPG ''runs'' on this; Heroica features SteamPunk airships and androids built by allies of a DyingRace of {{Warrior Monk}}s coexisting in the same world as pirates, dragons, archmages, and dinosaurs.²%%* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: Quest 72 in a nutshell. %%Any elaboration?²* ShoutOut: Countless. Considering many {{Game Master}}s love almost every form of media, you can see anything from ''Series/GameOfThrones'' to ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' shout outs. %%Any specific examples?²%%* SpotlightStealingSquad: Arthur has a bad habit of this. On the NPC side of things, Chesterine Zeigfried, among others. %%Any examples of how either of them stole the spotlight?²* ThemeNaming: ²** All of the Lion Knights have names related to lions, knights, or at the very least beginning in "L" or "K". There are two exceptions: [[Franchise/StarWarsLegends Admiral Matthias Thraune]], the head of the Lion Knight fleet, and Simbad, the generic Lion Knight pikeman who delivers important information to the Heroes and posts the Lion Knights' Quest notices in Heroica Hall.²** The [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Gladius Unit's]] members are named after the stages of a stab wound: [[BloodLust The Bleeding]], [[KnifeNut The Wound]], [[SuperSoldier The Suffering]], and [[EvilSorcerer The Regret]].²* TheSyndicate: The Wolfgang. Their leader, Ulric Wolfkin, even plans to take over Eubric, the city the game centers around! Note that there is also a former vigilante group called The Syndicate, but they are not nearly as powerful as the Wolfgang.²* ThoseTwoGuys: Christian and Jacob, two ex-member of the Paladin order definitely qualify; they've been locked up, at the Henrys, and working as mechanics.²* TrueFinalBoss: Of the Progg arc. After defeating Rhodus, Aquos, and Eidolon, [[spoiler: The Regret]] reveals himself as the cause of all of the destruction in Luosh, even being [[spoiler: One of the first Proggs ever created.]] Cue two-phase boss battle! ²%%* UnscrupulousHero: A lot, to the point where some Heroes come off as [[VillainWithGoodPublicity Villains With Good Publicity]]. %%Why? What actions make them unscrupulous?²%%** [[RecurringBoss Vastin]] and the [[GangofHats Hidden Skulls]] from Duplovia actually call them out on it.²* WalkingShirtlessScene: Originally, every single Shaman in Heroica went shirtless upon completion of their training. Became something of a tired joke among the players, and was eventually defied.²* WebcomicTime: The finale of the Wren story arc lasted over three months in real-world time. The finale of the Progg story arc lasted ''six''. In-universe, both Quests took place [[ExaggeratedTrope over the course of a single night]][[note]]the same night, to be precise[[/note]].²* WhamEpisode: Several, mainly the final or second to last quest in a QM's plotline. For the main storyline, [[spoiler: Quest 66.]]²* WhereItAllBegan: Quest 38 was basically this for the Wren Arc, showing the beginning of the titular character's downfall.²* WorldOfSnark: Generally everyone gets in on the snark at one time or another.²----


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